Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences

Course Overview


ARCH 3112 History of Latin American Architecture and Art


CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Architecture
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 48


To travel through time in Latin America, in order to grasp the main events and influences that contributed to the making of past and present architecture, analyzing the artistic manifestations and achieving a better understanding of the culture. Through guided theoretical classes assisted by visual images, and the visits to museums and specific sectors of San José, this course offers the opportunity to expand the knowledge of the Latin American culture through the history of its architecture and the richness of its art, with a closer look to the diversity of the Latin American society and a general view of the land.

Instructive objective:
To broaden the experience of learning and challenge the analysis capacity through exposure, individual investigation, on site observation, group analysis and general discussions.

Specific objectives:
- To learn about pre-Columbian art and architecture in Latin America.
- To grasp the importance of the discovery and conquest of Latin America and its consequences reflected in its art and architecture.
- To understand the colonial society and culture of Latin America.
- To analyze the various external influences in Latin American art and architecture.
- To explore Latin American Art and Architecture today and its influence upon the rest of the world.
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